Top 9 Hidden Beaches of India: Budget-Friendly Sun and Sand Escapes

Gokarna, Karnataka: Often dubbed as the quieter alternative to Goa, its pristine beaches like Om and Kudle are perfect for a serene retreat.

Tarkarli, Maharashtra: This Konkan gem offers clear waters and scuba diving opportunities, all without the touristy rush.

Bangaram, Lakshadweep: A secluded atoll in the Lakshadweep archipelago, Bangaram offers untouched coral beauty and a tranquil environment.

Galibore Beach, Karnataka: A hidden treasure away from the crowds, this beach is known for its untouched sands and peaceful atmosphere.

Muzhappilangad Drive-In Beach, Kerala: India’s only drive-in beach, it offers an unforgettable experience of driving along a 4km long sandy stretch.

Butterfly Beach, Goa: Tucked away from the usual Goan hotspots, this secluded beach offers picturesque views and is named after the numerous butterfly species seen here.

Kala Pathar Beach, Andaman: A lesser-known beach in the Andaman Islands, it’s characterized by its soft white sands and striking black rocks.

Paradise Beach, Pondicherry: Accessible only by boat, this beach offers a secluded escape with golden sands and turquoise waters.

Kapu (Kaup) Beach, Karnataka: With its lighthouse and serene shores, Kapu Beach remains a well-kept secret, perfect for those seeking solitude.